My review: This is a cute picture book. It is about a dog who has an adventurous dream. His box of squeaky toys turn into real life size animals. A real stick turns into a snake and a ball into a turtle. Oh, the adventures we can have in books and dreams. Children ages 3-5 would love to dream and explore with Jack through this book. If you visit Sara's site here she has a link that will take you to a 12 page pdf coloring book that goes along with this book.
message from the author
Hi everybody! The author of Jack's Dreams Come To Life here. You can download the coloring book version of my book on my website www.sarajacksonwriter.com
I'm sad to say the the "real" Jack passed away on April 15 at the age of 16. He will be forever missed and loved by those who knew him. For every copy of my book sold, I will donate $5 to my local animal shelter in his name.
A dog named Jack, lives with his other animal friends on a ranch. After seeing what mischief he can get himself into, and not finding any, he falls asleep. He dreams of being chased by a giant squirrel. When he falls down a hole, he lands in his toy box, on top of his favorite squeak toys.
While playing with the cow, the others (horses, pigs, and ducks) start to grow and move around. Soon all the squeak toys circle Jack and he must find a way out. When he sees an opening, a large duck blocks his path. Jack and the duck try to out bark and out quack each other. Pretty soon Jack sees an opening and makes a run for it. As he does, all the squeak toys vanish in a puff of smoke and a cow sneezing on him awakens Jack. Thinking the cow is his squeak toy, Jack runs inside the house and looks inside his toy box to see if all the squeak toys are there.
Professional author Sara Jackson is a graduate of Vallejo High School. She also earned a Bachelors degree in screenwriting from the Academy Of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating, she became a freelance writer for The American Canyon Eagle. Ms. Jackson is a regular contributor of Gorezone Magazine, Animal Wellness and Fangoria. Sara has written numerous book and movie reviews for Scars Magazine. She has also written opinion articles for the Times Herald, most of which address the issue of animal rights and politics. In January 2007, she won first prize in the Soul Making Literary Contest with her nonfiction piece, “Necessary Procedures.” She is working on a horror script for director Rob Schmidt, has another children’s book at a publisher’s and is in the process of writing a collection of short horror stories.
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